THE DEAD FLAGS

THE DEAD FLAGS

 Dublin, Leinster, IRL
BandPopPunk

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU LET THE MONKEES OUT OF THEIR CAGE!! Songs of love, loss and dejection set to the kind of irresistible melodies you'll still be humming this time next year. Yes Sir, that's THE DEAD FLAGS.

Biography

“THE DEAD FLAGS are not just good, they’re irritatingly good. Your daddies died in the punk wars for this”
- HOT PRESS Magazine

Straight outta Sligo, Ireland, THE DEAD FLAGS are a 6-armed beast of punk and pop whose mastery of both stage and song belies their youth and (relative) beauty. Citing EELS, Supergrass and early Violent Femmes as key influences the band’s songs run the gamut from three-chord power pop to slow-burn anthemic rockers with a liberal sprinkling of barbed and witty lyrics. 2008 has seen them championed by Irish national broadcaster 2FM and Dublin underground station PHANTOM and with such respected publications as HOT PRESS and AU Magazine singing their praises, the Flags' brand of hooky guitar noise is winning them more and more followers wherever they go.

Releasing their debut single "O MY LOVE! O MY GOD!!" in August 2008, the band peaked at No. 22 in the Irish Singles Chart and received extensive national airplay for both the single and its video. Garnering selections such as "Single of the Week" (Irish Daily Star), "Pick of the Fortnight" (HOT PRESS Magazine) and "Song of the Month" (Campus.ie) as well as rave reviews in METRO, AU Magazine and more, THE DEAD FLAGS are the very definition of "ones to watch". Once again working with producer Karl Odlum (The Frames, Ham Sandwich, Kila), the band are putting the finishing touches to their most ambitious project to date- the gritty 4-track EP "WE'VE GOT THE WAYS AND THE MEANS", to be released later this year.

With no less than three Irish national tours under their belt since re-forming at Christmas 2007, the band are busy preparing for a UK Tour in early 2009 that will see them parading their wares up and down the country and hopefully further a field. One thing's for sure- these flags aren't dead, they're just bursting into life.

www.thedeadflags.com
myspace.com/thedeadflags
bebo.com/the-dead-flags

Management & Bookings:

Niamh Hamill
management@thedeadflags.com
info@musicminders.com
+353872941232 (IRELAND)
1-310-383-7754 (USA)

The nice things people say:

“THE DEAD FLAGS are not just good, they’re irritatingly good”
- Jackie Hayden, HOT PRESS Magazine

“A whirlwind of frantic pop punk- Single of the Week”
- Shilpa Ganatra, Irish Daily Star

“O MY LOVE! O MY GOD!! is undoubtedly the Song of the Summer”
- Caitlin O’Hanlon, Advertiser

“Ireland’s answer to They Might Be Giants…They do what they do incredibly well.”
- Stephen Errity, HOT PRESS Magazine

“A blistering piece of indie rock falling somewhere between the Pixies and Violent Femmes”
- Road Records

“With the impossibly upbeat handclaps and harmonies, THE DEAD FLAGS seem determined to have us grinning like village idiots”
- AU Magazine

“Fantastic Tunes packed with energy and all-round brilliance.”
- Living Atheist

Lyrics

O MY LOVE! O MY GOD!!

Written By: Billy Fitzgerald © 2008

o my love, it's getting bigger every day
i can't control it, it's all for you

well, let me tell you all about
this girl i met this morning
she was sexy like you wouldn't believe
and suddenly without warning
we were doing the no-pants dance
the horizontal mambo
i took her to my neighbourhood
and back into my little home
we were lying in my single bed
and i know that i've had girls before
but there was something different about this time
she was not just another notch on the bedpost

o my love it's getting bigger every day
i can't control it, it's all for you
o my love, it is exploding
get out of the way! little girl, it's all for you

well, we went walking hand-in-hand
all along the boulevards
i told her things that i kept
locked away inside my frozen heart
she changed me like a woman can
and i didn't really give a shit
i would have changed the world for her
if she'd only asked for it
i told her that i loved her then
and i know it might have been too soon
but sometimes you've got to shout it out
you and me were meant to be together

o my love it's getting bigger every day
i can't control it, it's all for you
o my love, it is exploding
get out of the way! little girl, it's all for you

come on get happy
and let that be the last time i see you cry

I CAN'T BE HELD RESPONSIBLE

Written By: Billy Fitzgerald © 2008

your loving makes me feel so fine
you're coming over all the time
your loving makes me feel so fine
you're coming over all the time
i don't know where to draw the line
i can't be held responsible

kissing girls of your age could make me a criminal
but when you look at me that way how can i be held accountable?

you're filling my head with lies
what you doing with all those other guys?
you are filling my head with lies
you're doing all those other guys
one of these days you'll realize
i can't be held responsible

kissing girls of your age could make me a criminal
but when you look at me that way how can i be held accountable?

you are nothing to me now
i'm getting along fine without you
you are filling my head with lies
you're doing all those other guys
i've got a knife
hey bitch! surprise!!
i can't be held responsible

HOW LONG?

Written By: Billy Fitzgerald © 2008

when we were there at the church
i saw you holding her hand
and it's taken some time
but i'm starting to understand
it's still sounding kind of stupid
and i know i'm not that smart
but they say you've been together
longer than we've been apart
well, how long?

i know i've had a lot of lovers
but i've treated them right
and i never thought twice about it
if you weren't free to meet tonight
and you told me as you left me
that you'd call me again
i never doubted for a second
you weren't like other men

but how wrong i was to trust you
how wrong
and how wrong to be so naive
and how long have you been lying to me?

sometimes when you call me
and sometimes when i'm alone
it feels not long
well, how long?

i caught you making compilations
and i checked up your phone
i had friends telling me different
when you said you said you were alone
i'm still putting it together
but there's still one thing i've got to know
does she know? does she know? does she know?

now sometimes when i call you
and your words just don't fit right
it seems not long
well, how long?

and sometimes when you call me
and your words just aren't enough
how long's it been since you called me?
not long enough
how long?

Discography

'Morti Bandiere' Tour EP 2008
'O My Love! O My God!!' (CD/Download Single - Ireland August 2008)
'WE'VE GOT THE WAYS AND THE MEANS' (CD/Download EP - Ireland/UK 2008)

Set List

a typical setlist:

O MY LOVE! O MY GOD!!
ANYMORE
YOU WILL NEVER LOVE AGAIN
GET OVER THAT GIRL
I CAN’T BE HELD RESPONSIBLE
HOW LONG?
GENTLEMAN’S CLUB
STOP RAGING
GIRLS
WOMAN!
CHEATING ON YOU
BABY, I AM STILL YOUR MAN
I WANT TO MAKE LOVE TO YOU